ERIC Number: ED029305
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Children's Preferences in the Transfer of Learning. Final Report.
Wittrock, M.C.; Hill, Claude E.
The purpose of these four studies (two pilot studies and two experiments) was to investigate the effects of verbal processes and dimensional preferences in children's learning and transfer. Experiment I investigated the effect of verbal instructions upon motor responses. Discriminate verbal instructions produced statistically significant higher scores on the transfer task than did instructions used indiscriminately. Experiment II investigated the effects of children's dimensional preferences in the learning and transfer of concepts. Both experimental designs consisted of an original learning phase followed by two tests of transfer. The results of the studies suggest the importance of these variables in children's learning and the need for further study of such proactive processes. (NS)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Los Angeles.